Two students are in custody after a hoax bomb was located inside a backpack at Dublin High School this afternoon.

“I got a call from the Dublin Police Department saying they received an anonymous call from a parent saying she had seen a picture of a bomb at the school,” said DISD Superintendent Dr. Rodney Schneider. “I immediately contacted the high school principal and she evacuated the building and got students to the track. The Dublin Police Department was on the scene within minutes and secured the site.”

Schneider said within 45 minutes, Dublin PD had located a device.

“There was a bomb-like device — a hoax bomb — in one of the classrooms inside a backpack,” he said. “Once they found it and discovered it was a hoax, we did run the bomb dogs through just as a precautionary measure.”

Dublin PD, the Erath County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety and the assistant district attorney all arrived at the scene quickly.

“They were here within minutes and quickly contained the situation. I just want to thank them. Their communication was impressive," Schneider said.

“I just thank God this wasn’t real, and that our students were evacuated so quickly. It was about 62 seconds — I counted in my head — from when the announcement was made to when I saw the last student come out of the building.”